The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

One of the most anticipated books of 2017, The Hate You Give is inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement. This book exposes the chaotic world of young African-American youth as they experience negative dealings with local law enforcement. This inspirational story will leave you angry, leave you thinking, leave you breathless and leave you […]

Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos

  Crazy, messy, AMAZING! This book had me in knots, in tears and in love! 

My Favorite Middle Grade Books of 2016!

Yes, I know, I read a lot of books. You kind of need to as a librarian, I really like to know what I put on our shelves. Not only is it my job but it is my passion. Reading makes me whole. I was so lucky to be sent so many amazing middle grade […]

My Favorite YA Retellings of 2016!

I love retellings and adaptions of my favorite classic fairy tales and classic literature. YA Retellings are among my favorite! Here are a few I read this year that I absolutely LOVED!! Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall A Re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet As Old as Time by Liz Braswell Beauty and the […]

Spindle by Shonna Slayton

A different take on the Sleeping Beauty tale with a unique twist. I love retellings and adaptions but most of all I love when the story takes a mind and life of its own, and that is the kind of book Spindle is. Filled with historical facts and politics of the era, this book was […]

AUTHOR GUEST POST! Laura Marx Fitzgerald 25 Random Facts!

We are so excited to have Laura Marx Fitzgerald on our blog today!  Michael and I both loved   Under the Egg!  So much in fact that it is one of the first books we set on our Margie’s Must Reads Traveling Books Trail! We dropped it off at a Starbucks in McAllen, Texas and since […]

Two Summers by Aimee Friedman

Two Summer Adventures, One fantastic book. What if one summer you find out everything you have ever known to be true was all a lie? What if the boy you were crushing on actually liked you back?  What if the way you felt about your family, friends and life changed in the blink of an […]

Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond

I always wanted to be Lois Lane. I loved Superman as a wee girl.  I thought Christopher Reeve was the most beautiful man alive! Fallout is about a teenage girl named Lois Lane, she is an army brat and quite a busy bee. She is courageous, smart, independent and a super hero herself!  Strong heroines […]

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan Release Day!

  Title: Don’t Get Caught Author : Kurt Dinan Release Date: April 1, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Praise for Don’t Get Caught “Don’t Get Caught is just everything I love about young adult fiction. It’s funny and awkward and exciting and full of revelations and surprises.” -Josh Berk, author of The Dark Days of Hamburger […]

Summerlost by Ally Condie! Release Day, Review & GIVEAWAY!

  Letter from Ally:   Dear Readers,   I think most of us have had our hearts broken. Sometimes we can see it coming, and sometimes it comes down with the unexpected force of a sudden gale of wind or a rising of waters that we thought were still and safe. Loss is universal to […]